Alexandre Madureira Contemporizes Classical Artistic Creations

If these Alexandre Madureira paintings look familiar, that’s because he’s recreated memorable masterpieces of Western art and collided them with one another to produce original pieces. Madureira also drizzles his work with pop culture references, adding an extra layer of enjoyment for contemporary crowds and making his illustrations certified fresh. What other artist do you know who puts a video game health bar a la Street Fighter II into exhibit-worthy creations?

Alexandre Madureira draws inspiration for his work from highly eclectic sources. To give you an idea, the paintings of Renaissance masters like Sandro Botticelli are paired organically with George Lucas’ Stormtroopers; Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skulls sit comfortably in readymades like Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain.

Even if you aren’t familiar with the museum-grade art Madureira references, you can still appreciate the vibrant compositions for just looking rad.